時間星期三 14:30 - 16:15
課程講師 孫達文 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
助教 Laurie LIU (email@example.com)
This course is an introduction to the History of the Modern World – the events, people, and long-term developments which, since the end of the Middle Ages, have shaped and reshaped human society – with a focus on the growth of international developments and the creation of today’s globalized world. Throughout the semester, we will also be interrogating the continued tensions between local identities and dynamics, state centralization and the rise of nationalism, the spread of Western notions of universalism, and non-Western societies’ adaptation to or rejection of those dynamics. What role did the Christianization of Latin America play in the imperial project? What did it mean for a sparsely-populated settler-colonial society to declare that all men are created equal? How “anti-colonial” were the Marxist movements of the Global South?
Note that the course is designed to complement, rather than duplicate, already existing offerings in the history department. As most history majors who take the course will also be taking History 1002, this course will have only limited discussions of some of the major events in Western History.
|1||Sep-6||“With a view that they might be converted to our holy faith” – The Age of Exploration|
|2||Sep-13||“We shall be as a city upon a hill” – The Emergence of the Atlantic World|
|3||Sep-20||“We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident” – The Age of Atlantic Revolutions|
|4||Sep-27||“Among These Dark Satanic Mills” – Industrialization and its discontents|
|5||Oct-4||“To any portion of this hemisphere” – The Americas in the early nineteenth century|
|6||Oct-11||“Workers of the World, Unite!” – Urbanization and mass politics|
|7||Oct-18||“Dr. Livingstone, I Presume” – Colonization and the Rush for Africa|
|8||Oct-25||“A day which will live in infamy” – Global War in the Twentieth Century|
|9||Nov-1||“Ich bin ein Berliner” – The Cold War, the Bomb, and the Internationalization of local conflicts|
|10||Nov-8||“Is that all there is?” – Gender and Sexuality, and The Pill|
|11||Nov-15||“A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past” – decolonizing in a divided world|
|12||Nov-22||“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall” – The fall of the Soviet Bloc and the emergence of a New World Order|
|13||Nov-29||“It’s not the war in Ukraine, it’s the war in Europe” – The remergence of populist dictatorship in the contemporary world|
Every week will have 3 assignments: a textbook chapter, giving an overview of the period and the topic; a primary source text (most of which are quite short); and a podcast to listen to. The secondary sources are all available via the library’s website (you will have to sign in); the primary sources are links you can click on; and the podcasts are also links that you can click on. Note that for the podcasts, many are available in a variety of places, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
You need to complete the readings by the time class meets; the podcasts you can listen to either before the class meets, or in the day or two following class. Note that as of late August, while I am writing this, the choice of podcasts for the final three weeks of the semester are not yet final.
(Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5qkn3OVF6cNsTbwf6e3xwH)
Secondary: Thornton, John. “The Slave Trade and the African Diaspora.” Chapter. In The Cambridge World History, edited by Jerry H. Bentley, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, 135–59. The Cambridge World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139022460.007
Secondary: Rodríguez O., Jaime E. “Atlantic Revolutions: a Reinterpretation.” Chapter. In The Cambridge World History, edited by J. R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz, 273–98. The Cambridge World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316182789.013
Primary: The Avalon Project : Constitution of North Carolina : December 18, 1776 (yale.edu)
Secondary: Sugihara, Kaoru. “Global Industrialization: a Multipolar Perspective.” Chapter. In The Cambridge World History, edited by J. R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz, 106–35. The Cambridge World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139196079.005
Primary: Internet History Sourcebooks: Modern History (fordham.edu)-Lowell Mills
Secondary: Aguilar Rivera, José Antonio, Eduardo Posada-Carbó, and Eduardo Zimmermann. “Democracy in Spanish America: The Early Adoption of Universal Male Suffrage, 1810–1853.” Past & present 256, no. 1 (2022): 165–202: https://doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gtab028
Primary: The history of Don Francisco de Miranda’s attempt to effect a revolution in South America, in a series of letters : [Biggs, James] : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive – pp. 151-168 (not the whole thing)
Podcast: Challenging The Myths Of The Alamo : Fresh Air : NPR
Secondary: Metcalf, Thomas R., ‘Colonial Cities’, in Peter Clark (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (2013; online edn, Oxford Academic, 2 Apr. 2013), https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199589531.013.0040.
Primary: Internet History Sourcebooks: Modern History (fordham.edu) – Louis Blanc
Secondary: T. C. W. Blanning. 2000. The Nineteenth Century : Europe 1789-1914. The Short Oxford History of Europe. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Chapter 6 Overseas expansion, imperialism, and Empire, 1815–1914 https://search-ebscohost-com.easyaccess1.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=633241&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Primary: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/944/944-h/944-h.htm Preface, Chapters I V, XVIII, XIX
Secondary: Overy, Richard. “Global War 1914–45.” Chapter. In The Cambridge World History, edited by J. R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz, 299–320. The Cambridge World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316182789.014
Primary: Internet History Sourcebooks: Modern History (fordham.edu) The Junius Pamphlet; and Nuremberg–A Fair Trial? Dangerous Precedent – 46.04 (archive.org)
Secondary: Sargent, Daniel. “The Cold War.” Chapter. In The Cambridge World History, edited by J. R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz, 321–46. The Cambridge World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316182789.015
Primary: Internet History Sourcebooks: Modern History (fordham.edu)– Fidel Castro
Secondary: Duara, Prasenjit. “Decolonization and Its Legacy.” Chapter. In The Cambridge World History, edited by J. R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz, 395–419. The Cambridge World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139196079.016
Secondary: Clifford, Rebecca, Robert Gildea, and Anette Warring, ‘9 Gender and sexuality’, in Robert Gildea, James Mark, and Anette Warring (eds), Europe’s 1968: Voices of Revolt (Oxford, 2013; online edn, Oxford Academic, 26 Sept. 2013) https://doi-org.easyaccess2.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587513.003.0010
Secondary: Middell, Matthias, ‘1989’, in Stephen A. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism (2014; online edn, Oxford Academic, 16 Dec. 2013), https://doi-org.easyaccess2.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199602056.013.044
Secondary: Neuman, Gerald L. “Populist Threats to the International Human Rights System.” Chapter. In Human Rights in a Time of Populism: Challenges and Responses, edited by Gerald L. Neuman, 1–19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. https://doi-org.easyaccess2.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199602056.013.044.